FIX: A DCOM client application may not be able to connect to a DCOM server that is running on a Windows CE 5.0-based device

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Article ID: 904254 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

A DCOM client application may not be able to connect to a DCOM server. This problem may occur if the following conditions are true:
  • The DCOM server is running on a Microsoft Windows CE 5.0-based device.
  • The device uses a hive-based registry.

CAUSE

During the image creation process on Windows CE 5.0, the Registry Compression tool (Regcomp.exe) incorrectly generates random class information for each registry key in a hive. This additional class information may cause DCOM failures.

RESOLUTION

Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows CE 5.0 Core OS QFE 904254. To resolve this problem immediately, click the following article number for information about obtaining Windows CE Platform Builder and core operating system software updates:
837392 How to locate core operating system fixes for Microsoft Windows CE Platform Builder products

Prerequisites

This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been applied.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To clean the platform, click Clean on the Build menu. To build the platform, click Build Platform on the Build menu. You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.
   Date         Time   Size     File name
   -----------------------------------------------------------------
   05-Oct-2005  19:55  416,256  Wincepb50-051005-kb904254-common.msi
The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Size    File name
   ---------------------------------------
   Path: Public\Common\Oak\Bin\I386
   23-Sep-2005  14:18  61,440  Regcomp.exe

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 904254 - Last Review: July 25, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows CE 5.0
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